PRESS DIGEST - New York Times business news - April 22
April 22 (Reuters) - The following were the top stories in the New York Times business pages on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* The managing editor at The Wall Street Journal, Marcus Brauchli, is expected to submit his resignation after less than a year in the post.
* Wild swings in crop futures are damaging mechanisms that are supposed to cushion the jolts of farming.
* Federal regulators are expected to unveil an accelerated schedule for auto companies to work toward a fuel-efficiency goal of 35 miles a gallon by 2020 for their vehicle fleets.
* Gasoline prices surpassed $3.50 a gallon nationwide for the first time and oil jumped to a record as the long rise of energy prices showed little signs of abating.
* The Tribune Co TXA.N has reached agreement in principle to sell the Long Island newspaper for about $580 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.
* Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, indicted on tax evasion charges, announced that he would step down after 20 years of leadership.
* Five of the six major airlines in the United States plan to start charging coach passengers as much as $25 next month to check a second bag, the latest move in their quest to offset high fuel prices. Continuación...